Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Farming

Is rapeseed really dangerous to dogs?
Controversial topics
Is rapeseed really dangerous to dogs?
Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. napus), also known as oilseed rape or rape, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). Rapeseed is cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed.
May 7, 2022 • 230 shares
What is sheep worrying and why is it increasing?
Dogs
What is sheep worrying and why is it increasing?
Sheep worrying is something that is sadly becoming an all too common occurrence throughout the countryside. Social media and local news will often show graphic images of injured livestock and detailed reports from farmer…
May 23, 2021 • 35 shares
Why Do Dairy Farmers Kill Male Calves?
Animal Welfare
Why Do Dairy Farmers Kill Male Calves?
Our desire to know where our food is coming from, as well as our strong love of animal rights, has resulted in the UK farming industry coming under increased scrutiny in recent years. Many practices that have been common…
January 22, 2021 • 421 shares • 2 comments
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
Farm animal
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
In the first of a new series of farm-animal blogs, our new vet blogger Zack explores the world of dairy farming. Want to know the truth about dairy cows and their lives, from someone who works with them day in day out? T…
December 6, 2019 • 48 shares • 5 comments
Mega farms: does our society really want animal production on this industrial scale?
Farm animal
Mega farms: does our society really want animal production on this industrial scale?
The latest campaign by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), highlights the rise of so-called “mega-farms”. There is no formal definition of a mega farm, but in the USA, “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” (CAFOs) are…
July 23, 2017 • 110 shares
News and Comment
Killing badgers: a necessary evil or the unwarranted destruction of a scapegoat?
Badgers are at the centre of one of the biggest rural controversies of our time. On the one hand, many farmers  see them as disease-carrying pests that need to be controlled in the same way as urban dwellers control rat…
July 10, 2015 • 1 shares • 4 comments
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